ok so i'm past my due date. i had posted earlier that my ultrasound said my due date was next wk but when i saw dr yesterday she said that after 10 wks the due date is not accurtae so that is why they went with my last period. so i'm past due now. the dr wants me to get induced but i don't like the idea at all. so i need some women on here who have done it to give me their experiences. i had a friend who told me hers and it scared the crap out of me. also as of yet the baby is not in distress since i'm technically only 1-2 days late but they keep pushing the issue even before i got late. i really do not feel as if i'm going anytime soon. i even cleaned my car seats and back seats and interior for 4 hours yesterday and still feel fully intact. i have been 2 cm dialited and 50% effaced for the last 3 wks. so is induction a bad idea? why did you have one done?
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Answer by doulala at 12:15 PM on Nov. 5, 2009
Please be sure that you fully understand your risks and benefits so that you're making an informed decision. A doctor that wants to induce a healthy mom for simply being "past the due date" is adding risks. You can learn more about this~
Answer by doulala at 12:17 PM on Nov. 5, 2009
The gestational age of an unborn baby is best determined by looking at a number of different factors. If you combine an accurate date of the last menstrual period with a first-trimester pelvic exam, fundal measurement (from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus), date of "quickening," and a fetal heart tone, then confirm these findings with a first-trimester ultrasound, you'll end up with a due date that is still only 85 percent accurate, plus or minus 14 days. Second-trimester ultrasounds tend to be inaccurate by plus or minus 8 days, and third-trimester ultrasounds by a whopping 22 days.
Answer by doulala at 12:19 PM on Nov. 5, 2009
It's probably best to stick with the "late November, early December" method unless you are fortunate enough to know the exact date of conception, another way to attempt to pinpoint a due date. Medical science recognizes in vitro or artificial insemination as the only accurate means of determining conceptual age. However, if a woman was using an ovulation predictor test correctly, or her husband was home between business trips only once after her period ended (and she actually wrote this date down on a calendar), she could nail down her due date by counting forward ten lunar months from conception. Even so, she might end up with a baby who stubbornly decides to belong to that 10 percent who go beyond 40 weeks. Despite all of these calculations, an induced baby may turn out to be premature rather than postmature.
Answer by doulala at 12:20 PM on Nov. 5, 2009
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